Sunday, 7 April 2013

Plym Crescent playground

The playground at Plym Crescent is lovely. It's tucked away behind some garages accessed by a car-width alley on the corner of Plym Crescent.

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It's a sunny, sheltered spot with plenty of room to run around in and several picnic tables. The play equipment is solidly constructed with wood, rope and chain and appears to have been recently repaired to a good standard. There are also two football goals. There was plenty of litter on the ground, including lots of firework remains. The bins hadn't been emptied for so long that the black sacks had decayed. We found an old compost bag under the fence, so filled it with rubbish.

The route we took was from Meadowlands, across the footbridge over the Tavy towards Pixon Lane, but following the path along the river towards the A386/Whitchurch Road roundabout. Cross Whitchurch Road at the Pelican crossing, then a few tens of metres to turn left into Deer Park Lane. Deer Park Lane is quite steep - we (me pulling nearly 50kg of kids in trailer behind bike) were overtaken by a man on a mobility vehicle who observed "that looks like hard work!" before zooming away uphill. Follow Deer Park Lane to the point where it becomes Grove Park, where a footpath leaves the road on the left. This is a gem of a quiet path which takes you all the way to Meavy Way, looking at Plym Crescent on the far side.

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